Ray Charles On Israel and Jews

(1976)


“Even though I'm not Jewish...Israel is one of the few causes I feel good about supporting.”

“Blacks and Jews are hooked up and bound together by a common history of persecution....”

“If someone besides a black ever sings the real gut bucket blues, it'll be a Jew. We both know what it's like to be someone else's footstool.”


Source: Beverly Hills Lodge of B'nai Brith's tribute to its "Man of the Year" in 1976, RayCharles.com